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A Journal on Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Minerva Ginecologica 2004 April;56(2):161-6
Ultrasonographic evaluation of timing in emergency cervical cerclage
Croce P., Lombardo R., Vernich M.
The aim of the present paper is to utilise endovaginal ultrasonography as an instrument for establishing the most appropriate moment for carrying out cervical cerclage after interrupting uterine contractions in a situation of near miscarriage. A patient at 20 weeks and 4 days of gestation, with contractions, integral membranes and complete dilatation, was laid in the Trendelemburg position, keeping the bladder moderately full, and given tocolytic therapy. After 14 days cerclage was carried out on a reconstituted neck. At 37 weeks and 1 day, the patient delivered a female newborn weighing 3.100 g. The Trendelemburg position, the moderately full bladder and tocolytic therapy with endovaginal ultrasonographic monitoring can move the timing of surgery forward so as to render it safer and more useful for prognostic purposes.